Throughout the spring 2023 semester, the Rollins Student Government Association plans to host a variety of events to engage the campus community.
Starting the month off on Feb. 6, the SGA Academic Affairs Chair, Perry Middleton (‘23), will be hosting a Morning Integrity Talk at Pinehurst Cottage at 12 pm. The purpose of this talk is for students to share their opinions on higher education and the direction in which they see it heading.
Closely following this will be a meeting on Feb. 8 co-hosted by Strategic Planning, which will be in place of the normal weekly SGA meeting.
“What it’s really for is for people to come in and talk with that Strategic Planning Team and for the DEIB Strategic Planning Steering Committee to just kind of review all of their priorities before they take it to the Board of Trustees later this month,” said SGA Events Chair Rebecca Hemsley (’23).
Next, on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., SGA will be hosting a Super Bowl Watch Party, and free food will be provided. The Super Bowl this year will be between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Feb. 17 is the annual Thaddeus & Polly Seymour Acts of Kindness Day, which is scheduled according to the National Random Acts of Kindness Day. The Rollins tradition began in 2021 in honor of the former Rollins College president, Thaddeus Seymour, who passed away in 2019.
From 12:30 – 2 p.m. on the 17th, there will be a community fair that will feature both non-profits and student organizations. Later that day, from 3 – 5 p.m., SGA will be co-sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity Project, in which twenty-five people will be taken to the Winter Park location to assist with building a house.
The final planned event so far is Lip Sync, which will be occurring after Spring Break, though the exact date has not been set at this time. Students can form teams either as part of a student organization or with their friends.
“It’s a great experience for just the Rollins community in general,” said Hemsley. “It’s one of the biggest times throughout the year that you actually see almost the entire campus come together.”
In addition to these events, students are also reminded that SGA holds weekly meetings.
“Those meetings aren’t just for students who are part of SGA, but it’s also for students who maybe just want to express a concern on-campus,” said Hemsley. “That’s what we’re here for. We try to take those concerns into account. We try to do something with them to the best of our ability.”
These meetings are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Galloway Room.
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